Thursday, March 21, 2013

PAS on Orphan Homes

Pokhara Astronomical Society (PAS), a sister organization of Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) successfully conducted the event program on Annapurna self Sustaining Orphan Homes, Batulechour, Pokhara on 3rd March 2013. Altogether 50 Orphans successfully observed the Moon and its surface, Jupiter and its satellites. Night Observation Program was conducted with the help of 3.5 inch Meade Telescope. Night Observation program was started at 5:30 pm to till 7:00pm. President Suman Gautam had given his talks on the technique of Night sky Observation and Vice- president Mahesh Thakuri had given his talks on Solar System. Astro quiz was also conducted and the winner team was awarded with Astro kit.
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Observation from Sarankot

PAS conducted the observation program at Sarangkot, Pokhara which is in 1500 meters height from the sea level. A group of public from that area had observed the Moon, Jupiter and its satellites.
Children Observing Moon 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

PAS on Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP-2013)

Galileo Teacher Training 2012 was conducted on SOS Herman Gmeiner School, Gandaki, Pokhara from February 8 – 9. Altogether 50 teachers from Pokhara as well as from outside the valley were participated in the program. Dr. Bonnie Thurber from Northwestern University US, Yao Zhang from Shanghai Astronomical Observatory and NESARC Chairman Er. Krishna Raj Adhiakri from NESARC  was invited to participate and deliver the lecture. The Moon Over us project was conducted by Dr. Bonnie Thurber and the NESARC Chairman Er. Krishna Raj Adhikari delivers the lecture on the Water rocket. The Program was conducted by GHOU- Nepal Chapter and Nepal Astronomical society (NASO). Founder Vice-president of NASO, Mr. Sudeep Neupane had conducted the program. President of PAS Mr. Suman Gautam, Vice-president Mr. Mahesh Thakuri, Sujan Regmi and Secretary Mr. Jeevan Lamsal were the LOC member of the GTTP 2013.

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Dr. Bonnie Thurber on the Program

Yao Zhang on the Program

Mr. Sudeep (NASO) Conducting the Program

Water Rocket  

Launching Water Rocket
Dr. Rishi Shah and Mr.Sudeep Neupane

Friday, March 8, 2013

Outreach Activities on Roshani Higher Secondary School, Syangja

PAS successfully conducted its outreach activities at Roshani Higher Secondary School, Syangja on 26 and 27 Feburary, 2013. Astronomy Education and the technique of Night Sky Observation were taught on this program. President Suman Gautam focused on the importance of 'Astronomy Education' and talks about 'Mars Mission' and Vice- President Mahesh Thakuri gave his talks on 'Night Sky Observation Techniques' using Skymaps, Astro -softwares etc. Altogether more than 400 students, teachers and public observed Moon, Jupiter, Stars and Constellations through its own Telescope.

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Mr. Suman Gautam talks on 'Astronomy Education'
Mr. Mahesh Thakuri talks on  'Night Sky Observation Techniques'

Students on queue to watch Jupiter  through Telescope
Participants observing Jupiter  and its Galilean Moons
Mr. Ashish Sharma guiding to see sky through Telescope
Group photo